Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop! There are some very talented women on this team doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme. I have created a flowery spring-like card for our hop. I’m featuring the “You’re Inspiring” stamp set for my project.
The only requirement for the hop is birthday, so I was free to choose the style and colors. Since it is for a February birthday, and we are blanketed with snow (and more to come in the next few days), I thought spring sounded good.
I began by lightly sponging So Saffron, Pear Pzazz, Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist on a Whisper White panel, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This I adhered to a mat of So Saffron with Liquid Glue.
Using my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored a length of White Organza Ribbon, wrapped it around the embossed panel and taped it to the back. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this panel to the Marina Mist card base.
I stamped the large daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set Basic Gray on a panel of watercolor paper. I wanted to see how the Stampin’ Blends worked on watercolor paper, hence my choice. Using the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, I colored in the image. The colors sort of bled out into the paper, so I have not decided whether I like that look.
This image was cut with the largest Layering Ovals die. I edged the oval with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and Liquid Glued it to a panel of So Saffron card stock. Since I had used the largest oval in the die set, I fussy cut a mat for the the oval, using my Paper Snips Scissors. I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front, over the ribbon.
The sentiment, also from You’re Inspiring, was stamped in Marina Mist on watercolor paper . I cut the flag ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with the So Saffron marker. The left end has a Stampin’ Dimensional while the right end (over the oval) is Liquid Glued to the oval. A perky ‘Stampin’ Blends colored organza ribbon’ bow attached with a Glue Dot finished the front. I thought.
As an afterthought, I decided it needed something something. Pearls? Rhinestones? No. AHA! The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes look like dewdrops on the flowers, so I added a few. One also sits just above the dot on the i in the sentiment. Now it is finished.
For the inside, I stamped an old sentiment that I like in Marina Mist on a panel of Whisper White. Across the bottom marches a row of daffodils from the You’re Inspiring stamp set. These I colored in with my So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pear Pzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. I edged the panel with my Marina Mist marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue to a So Saffron mat. This was adhered to a panel of Whisper White and into the card base. Card done.
The front of the envelope has the large daffodil stamped in Basic Gray and colored with the same markers as used on the inside of the card. The flap is adorned with a row of Basic Gray stamped daffodils, left uncolored.
Now, please hop on to see what Mary has created for you today. Or, if you prefer, go in reverse and see Sue’s project. Enjoy the hop!
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13 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Birthday”
So pretty Julie! Your colors are just perfect for spring, love the clean design too! 🙂
Thanks Amy. I am sorry to not have approved this comment. That was a string of 6 days that I was EXTREMELY busy….gone nearly all day, every day.
I’m so glad you used this stamp set, Julie. I was going to get it out today and see what I could do with it. There aren’t too many Pinterest ideas out there for it. I agree with you about the watercolor paper and the Blends. The dew drops are a perfect touch to give it that extra pizazz!
Thanks Karen. Yours wasn’t the only unapproved comment. Must have been a busy time that I didn’t even check my email or something. I do love this set, and I like what Mary did with it Sunday.
Gorgeous!! I just love this stamp set – and you’ve used it perfectly. Someone will be very happy indeed to receive this one! 🙂
Thanks so much Mary!
Love the watercolor look of this card – even if that wasn’t your intention. The embossing goes perfectly with it and the inside is every bit as beautiful as the front!
Thank you so much, Linda. Sometimes you just have to try something and see if it works, or whether you like it.
This is a lovely card ~ I love it think the little bleeding along the edges is nice, myself. And, I love your birds!
Why, how nice of you to say that, Margaret. And if you like my birds, you can find more at http://www.juliejohnstonphotography.com
I’m ready for spring–and we aren’t even expecting snow!! Love your coloring and sweet sentiment.
I never knew how you chose your blog title until you put the link above to your photography! Wow! You’re amazing! Great photography. You’re multi-talented for sure!